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08-27-2004, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadian_man
I think the cost of tradition would be a big blow IMO. Besides, even if they were to start a new league, can't they sill use the name "NHL", politically incorrect as the name is.
why are you guys so surprised by this? what tradition will be lost should the owners fold the NHL and start a new league?

1. the owners own the team names, logos, histories and so forth for each of their hockey teams. that means the new league would have the leafs, bruins, habs, senators, rangers, islanders and so on. the championship trophy would still be the stanley cup. even most of the players would be the same.

2. if the owners fold the nhl, there will be no arena problems. the contracts for the arenas are with the hockey teams, not the nhl. those leases would remain in effect.

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